The Rakes play in a kebab shop

The group play tiny gig in London restaurant

The Rakes performed a special gig in a London kebab shop last night (May 4).

The invite-only event, which took place at the Stone Cave restaurant in Dalston, saw the band playing in front of around 80 competition winners, all of whom were given a free kebab on arrival.

The gig took place as part of the T-Mobile Street Gigs, leading Rakes frontman Alan Donohoe to jokingly thank the mobile network for “helping me pay off half my mortgage”, before sticking a letter ‘T’ made out of masking tape on his leg.

The 50-minute set included two new tracks ‘Man With A Job’ and ‘The World Was A Mess’, which are being considered for the band’s second album, due out early next year.

The Rakes played:



‘We Are All Animals’

‘Man With A Job’

‘Work, Work, Work (Pub, Club, Sleep)’

‘The Guilt’


‘All Too Human’

‘Open Book’

‘Binary Love’

‘Dark Clouds’


‘Ausland Mission’

’22 Grand Job’

‘The World Was A Mess’

‘Something Clicked’


The Rakes are now set to kick off a UK tour which begins in Cardiff on May 11.